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8,000 dumplings no problem for Good Times Choir in Martinsburg

October 16, 2007|By HEATHER KEELS

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Members of Martinsburg High School's Good Times Show Choir gathered in the school's cafeteria Monday for a baking tradition so popular, the group has received an order all the way from Texas.

Each fall, the group makes about 8,000 apple dumplings to sell at the Apple Harvest Festival, said Edward Wilson, who heads the festival's board of directors. All weekend, the cafeteria was a scene of "controlled chaos" as students, parents and staff peeled, filled, baked and packaged thousands of dumplings in preparation for the festival, which runs Thursday through Sunday.

A dozen of those have been frozen and packaged, and are destined for Texas, the new home of a former Martinsburg resident who wrote to ask Wilson how she could get some.

"She felt life wasn't worth living without some Good Times apple dumplings," he said.

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